Oh look. Overseas investors want to slaughter our horses for us. Not the usual suspects like the French or Belgians, but Chinese. We all know what a great track record they have for killing animals for their flesh.
Tom Lutey reports for the Billings Gazette:
Foreign investors are considering Hardin for a horse-slaughtering plant, according an economic development official who recently toured a potential site with interested parties.
Jeff McDowell, Two Rivers Authority executive director, said investors with ties to China toured Hardin’s shuttered sugar beet plant earlier this month. The tour was arranged by Rep. Ed Butcher, R-Winifred, author of a 2009 state law promoting construction of a horse slaughter facility.
“There were two things in particular they were looking at,” McDowell said. “They were considering our somewhat rural location and our relative proximity to an airport that can handle 747s.”
McDowell said the visitors were a Chinese-American businessman, his daughter and a college professor friend.
Wait. Look who arranged the tour. Ed “Let em Eat Horses” Butcher.